French Regulator To Study Disputed 'Right To Be Forgotten'

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT) -- France's data protection regulator on Thursday added fuel to the intense debate over proposed changes to the European Union's data protection regime by launching an effort to gather public input on a controversial provision that would force businesses, including social networking sites, to delete personal data at users' request.

The public consultation will focus on the controversial proposal to expand individuals' “right to be forgotten” by requiring social networking sites and other data controllers to fulfill users' requests to erase all traces of their data and...
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